Truck, Barter and Exchange

The story of modern capitalism begins in 18th-century England, where conditions were just right to create a new kind of economic model.

Words: James Cartwright
Illustration: Xingyu Chai

Traditional accounts of contemporary economics hold that humanity has a natural inclination to “truck, barter and exchange”, and rationally self interested individuals have been…

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The penultimate issue of Weapons of Reason explores one of the most pervasive problems facing humanity: economic inequality. Weapons of Reason is a publishing project by Human After All design agency in London.

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